Many years ago Christian Science was recommended to...

Many years ago Christian Science was recommended to me. I ridiculed it from many points, but as the truth dawned on my consciousness I argued less and less, and finally asked my friend to accompany me to a Reading Room. I bought a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and returning to my office I began to read it. While I was reading the chapter on Prayer my eyes began to bother me so much that in order to relieve them I took off my glasses, which I had worn for many years, and put them in my desk, intending to put them on later. However, a healing through Christian Science had taken place without my seeking it; and I have never worn glasses since then, nor have I needed them.

This revelation awoke me abruptly to the tremendous possibilities of Christian Science, so when I was suffering from one of the periodic headaches to which I was subject, I summoned enough courage to visit a practitioner. I hope I shall never forget that second healing. I seemed to walk on air when I left her office, completely freed from pain. I then bought a Bible and the Christian Science Quarterly and began in earnest to study the Lesson-Sermon every morning and to attend church services and lectures. With this preparation, I was soon to prove Mrs. Eddy's statement from Science and Health (p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need."

Previous to my interest in Christian Science I had suffered from a condition diagnosed by the Veterans' Bureau and medical specialists as pulmonary tuberculosis. For the hemorrhages I was given a special type of medicine. One night I was awakened with a severe hemorrhage; I was cold and almost motionless with fear. My first impulse was to take the medicine, but "a small voice" seemed to tell me that this was a testing time, a chance to choose which path I would take, material or spiritual. That early morning I made a choice which to this day I have never had occasion to regret. Wrapping a blanket around my shoulders, I began to read Science and Health, dwelling on "the scientific statement of being" (p. 468). I affirmed the perfection of God, His ever-presence, availability, power, strength, and spiritual nature, and the perfection of man as God's image and likeness. I denied the power of evil, of anything unlike God and God's attributes. I soon felt that comfortable feeling of work well done, I became warmed, and soon went to sleep. With the help of a practitioner the next day, there was no interruption in my daily work, and in a few days a complete healing resulted. Since that time I have done the things which the doctors told me I never could do, and have taken out more life insurance, passing a physical examination as entirely well.

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Love's Allness
November 21, 1936

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